Maybe it’s about time all those Christmas Day proposers start looking at venues for the year 2020? Or seeing as there was a surprisingly small amount this year on my news feed, Valentine’s Day may see proposals galore?
It’s your Big Day™ and here’s a list of a venues that are perhaps not recognised as wedding venues but would make it an extra special day all the same.
Victoria Baths is an amazing place for both wedding and reception, with its gorgeous red brick architecture, baths still beautifully intact and cute old cubicles lining the pools. There’s a number of rooms to choose from or you can even opt to have your wedding or your reception in one of the pools. It can get quite popular though, so if you’re planning a wedding for a bit further in the future, this could be for you.
Victoria Baths, Hathersage Rd, Manchester M13 0FE
0161 224 2020
King Street Townhouse
For gorgeous views of the town hall and a lovely roof terrace, this could cater for all your hitchin’ needs. The Italian renaissance style venue can hold an intimate wedding or a grand celebration, having either a formal sit down meal or a more casual barbeque on the terrace, King Street Townhouse will take care of all the finer details for you.
King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AW
0161 667 0707
Old Granada Studios
The perfect blank canvas to create any kind of wedding you want, with ample space to make it as big or as small as you desire. A couple once had trapeze artists in two different rooms, so the sky is literally the limit with this venue.
Old Granada Studios, Quay House, Quay St, Manchester M3 3JE
Albert Square Chop House
In the heart of Manchester, this venue promises the ‘red carpet treatment’, which is exactly what you’d want on your wedding day. It’s another venue that overlooks the Town Hall and Albert Square, but with such a beautiful building as your back drop, it’s hardly arguable why this location would be a popular wedding / reception choice. The Chop House has been recently refurbished, keeping the old Victorian feel in the listed Memorial Hall but updated with a few contemporary touches. They offer a range of flexible packages for anything you’d like to make your day even more memorable.
The Albert Square Chop House, 14 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF
0161 834 1866
Have you ever gone past the library and stopped for a minute and thought you could be in Rome? Just me? It’s such a beautiful place inside and out that of course it would be perfect for a wedding! If it’s fine to host a silent disco in a couple of week’s time then bring on the wedding reception. Book worm or not, this gorgeous building could be the perfect location.
Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD
0161 234 1983
Castlefield Rooms can cater for 30-200 guests with two different functions room, but no set rules apply for a wedding package so whatever you can dream up, they will help you to achieve. Packages start as low as £44.
A new one to the list of wedding venues, but so far it’s been home to many an Elrow and La Discotheque club night, so why not a wedding too? It did used to be a church after all, and the Grade II listed building is so nice inside that you could host all manners of weddings. With a large dance floor space on the first floor and a tiered balcony above which spans the length of the venue, you’d be hard pressed not have a spectacular wedding in Albert Hall.
Albert Hall, 27 Peter St, City Centre, Manchester M2 5QR
I suppose if you can’t actually afford to get both your entire families on planes to France or Switzerland, then the slopes at Chill Factore could be your back up plan. They cater for everything though, so logistically would be easier to get married within minutes of your home and it’s better than a dry slope!
Chill Factore, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Trafford Way, Stretford, Manchester M41 7JA
Manchester has its fair share of listed buildings, and the museum on Oxford Road might be up there with one of the best looking. In here, you can get married in front of the artefacts if you so wish, or in the beautiful hallways. The most popular choice though is getting married right underneath the T-Rex skeleton.
Manchester Museum, The University Of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL
0161 275 2648